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P.S. I wonder, why the user-name? -- Apisite (talk) 08:45, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hello! It is the English translation of Hermes Trismegistus, the “author” of the Hermetic corpus and as a student of the Western Mystery Tradition, I chose it as a username as a tribute. Moreover, because Hermes a a deity is associated with language, messages, commerce, social intercourse, initiation, guidance, crossroads, and in the Hellenistic period, broadly correlative with the Egyptian Deity Thoth as a deity of knowledge and learning, and a mediator between higher knowledge and humanity, I found it relevant to my goals and activities here on Wiktionary and Wikipedia (where I also go by this alias). Thank you for your message! — Hermes Thrice Great (talk) 12:06, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply